He and his colleagues from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania and Sweden emphasized that since the annexation began Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, and this is the most blatant over the past few decades, the violation of the UN Charter and other international legal acts.
Ministers suggest that since the number of human rights violations in Crimea have increased significantly. The inhabitants of the Crimea to impose Russian citizenship. The widely reported violence against Ukrainians and Tatars. Suppressed Ukrainian language, limited freedom of expression in the media.
"The Crimea are not forgotten. Russia must take responsibility for the damage. Crimean Tatars and other residents of Crimea who suffered from the ongoing Russia's policy of oppression in need of support", said the Ministers.
On the anniversary of the annexation of the Crimea they reaffirm support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty on its entire territory. Ministers underline that the EU policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea is the most effective way to show their solidarity with Ukraine.